Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Bill Federico, Theresa Jackson, Louanna Bruner, Sergeant-at-Arms Kenny Sprague, Treasurer Craig Graveratte, Sub-Chief Julius S. Peters, Chief Ronald F. Ekdahl, Secretary Frank J. Cloutier, Chaplain Diana Quigno-Grundahl, Lindy Hunt, Jennifer L. Wassegijig and Ron Nelson

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

Native World News

Joy Harjo Will Give Her Inaugural Reading As 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant In Poetry

Joy Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position—she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. The event will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page at and its YouTube site (with captions) at
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Engel's boys and U-M alike could always count on Hall of Fame-bound Paul Johnson
Published: Sep 10, 2019 - on MLive

Cal quarterback Dan Berry thought he had an opening, thought he had a first down and thought his team was about to beat the Michigan Wolverines. He should have thought twice about taking on Paul Johnson.
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Rep. Haaland to Visit Saginaw Chippewa Tribe - Will Participate at Freedom Walk and Powwow
Published: Jul 15, 2019 - on

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) announces that U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe, will visit the Tribe on July 26 and 27, 2019.
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Family Game Night - Thursday, Sept. 19
Published: 9/17/2019 10:33:00 AM - 2% Distributions

5 - 7 p.m. | Saginaw Chippewa Academy
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Museum Day - September 21, 2019
Published: 9/16/2019 9:00:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

The Museum Day Live! downloadable ticket provides free admission for two people at participating museums.
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Artist Call!
Published: 9/16/2019 8:14:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

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Court Docket for the Week of September 16-20, 2019
Published: 9/13/2019 1:20:00 PM - Court Dockets

Court Docket for the Week of September 16-20, 2019
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Immersion House Ribbon Cutting Postponed
Published: 9/13/2019 9:17:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

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Reminder : Project Venture Origami Exhibit next Saturday!
Published: 9/12/2019 11:44:00 AM - Public Relations

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 12 - 3 p.m. | Dow Gardens, Midland Mich.
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Sacred Fire Lunch - TODAY September 12, 2019
Published: 9/12/2019 8:13:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Please Join us today for Bean Soup, fry bread, salad, and watermelon
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Inter-Tribal Treaty Summit Day
Published: 9/11/2019 2:33:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

200th Anniversary of the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw - September 24, 2019
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Youth Black Ash Workshop - Cancelled for today ( Sept. 11)
Published: 9/11/2019 8:08:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Due to the Severe Thunderstorm Watch the Youth Black Ash Workshop for today (September 11, 2019) has been cancelled. See you tomorrow!
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Beat The Chief
Published: 9/10/2019 4:08:00 PM - Nimkee Fitness

Sept 16-20, 2019 | Accumulate Points Each Day To Win
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Saginaw Chippewa Powwow
July 26th - July 28th
Native Fest 2019
July 23rd & July 24th
Michigan Indian Family Olympics
Friday, July 19th

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